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How State and Local Leaders Can Harness New Infrastructure Funding to Build a Stronger, More Inclusive Workforce

Written by: Martha Ross, Joseph W. Kane, Felix Laniyan, Annelies Goger
Published on: Feb 6, 2023

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The U.S. currently faces a once-in-a-generation window to invest in infrastructure and expand economic opportunity.

With the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) of 2021, the federal government directed unprecedented levels of funding to improve the country’s transportation, water, energy, and broadband systems, in addition to addressing a variety of climate needs.

Now, attention shifts to state and local leaders, who hold the most control over how infrastructure projects will ultimately be planned, designed, and implemented.

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